Follow the trails blazed by the pioneers of yesteryear. You’re not just looking for another bike ride, you’re looking for an adventure and you’ll find that here. Pass through landscapes shaped by Central Otago’s history and experience the true charm of southern hospitality.
The Otago Central Rail Trail and its stunning surrounds are world-famous for a reason. We’ll make sure you give it your undivided attention. Leave the other stuff to us – we’ll help craft your ideal itinerary and make sure it all goes off without a hitch. All you need to do is turn up and enjoy the ride.
We don’t believe in ‘one size fits all’ around here. These trails are here to be explored in whatever way suits you. From a romantic getaway, to a family excursion, to an adrenaline-packed ride, it’s all here waiting for you in Central Otago.
Central Cycle Trail Co. is powered by Cycle Surgery, a name well-known around these parts for providing exceptional and hassle-free service. Don’t settle for second best. Your ride along the trail deserves to be one to remember. We’ll get you sorted.
It all started with a fleet of bikes in a garage and a dream to bring the allure of the Rail Trail to the world. Now, we’ve got two depots and even more passion to share our know-how with those who make the journey out here. Our experience is what will give you the best experience.
The Otago Central Rail Trail is 152km. You wouldn’t just ride that on your stock standard push bike. Our bikes have been specifically designed for the unique conditions while, most importantly, keeping you comfortable. Trust us, your bum will thank you.
Central Otago is unlike anywhere else in the world and we want to make sure it stays like this for future generations. We’re dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural environment that we’re lucky to call home by promoting eco-friendly tourism.
Couldn’t rate these guys highly enough. Within a couple of hours they had organised 3 day itinerary which included bike hire, accommodation, bookings for meals, transportation of our bags each day and transport to where we were starting. It was awesome. The trail is wonderful, beautiful scenery, great places to stay on the way - totally recommend the crows nest in Oturehua!
Just returned from a great holiday cycling the Otago Central Rail Trail. Superbly organised by Central Cycle Trail Co. Can highly recommend the company if you are thinking of doing the trail. We were a party of 6. Grandparents, parents, a 13 and 9 year old. We paced ourselves over 5 days. The scenery was spectacular and the peace and quiet of the trail took you away from the hustle and bustle of life.
We completed the Otago Rail Trail with a group of ten. I couldn’t fault a single thing 😀. The scenery was stunning. The bikes were brilliant. The accommodation served our needs perfectly. The transfers to and from the trail and the daily bag transfers ran like clockwork. Nothing was too much trouble for Central Cycle Trail Co. - they clearly wanted us to love it as much as they do! And we did. Even our kids aged 10 to 15 rated it a 10/10 holiday!! Highly recommend.
We travelled to South Island is October, I’ve always wanted to do some of the rail trail but with a 9 month and 4 year old - I wasn’t sure it was realistic. These guys were great, they gave us an itinerary suitable to us (mostly flat, scenic and lots of spots to stop), the gear was all in good condition (we hired a chariot, bike seat and panniers as well as the bikes), there was no stress and it turned out to be a great day. Thanks guys!